Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH)Growth Analysis: Profit Driven by Strength

Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Wayne T. Smith Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer with 3,836,482 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Tim L. Hingtgen Director, President and Chief Operating Officer, with 291,131 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 267,887 shares of CYH is Thomas J. Aaron Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH), Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. (Investment Management) is the top holder with 27.48 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is BlackRock Fund Advisors with 15.83 million shares. In the third-place spot with 5.93 million shares is The Vanguard Group, Inc..

This company’s stock price was $3.05 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 2682927. Compare that to its average daily volume of 2.39M. Given the fact that this stock has 114.16M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $348.19M. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 2.31. Its Price to Sales ratio is 0.03, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 2.22.

CYH stock has achieved a 5-day range of $3.02 to $3.35, with a total performance of -9.50% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $2.69 to $3.38, generating a -4.69% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +22.49%, trading in the range of $2.34 to $4.68.

In the past 5 days, shares of CYH have made a new high 1 time. In the last month, it has made a new high 2 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 18 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at -0.29. This is a 0.3 difference compared to the consensus estimate of -0.59, amounting to an earnings surprise of 50.80%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was -0.51, making for an earnings surprise of 7.80%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at -0.53, generating a -12.80% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $-704.0 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $-2.4 billion. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $274.0 million for the year, compared to $773.0 million in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$527.0 million, compared to -$564.0 million, and Free Cash flow was $-253.0 million compared to the prior year’s $209.0 million.

Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 2/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.01, an Equity to Asset ratio of -0.12, a Debt to Equity ratio of -7.71 and a Debt to EBITDA of 9.8. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 0.8, its Piotroski F-Score is 5, its Altman Z-Score is 0.67 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.57.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 5/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 6.18, a Net Margin of -4.71 and a ROC of 11.37.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for CYH, this company’s Price to Median PS Value is 0.16. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for CYH is now 0.00. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 22.72.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for CYH is sitting at 1.28, while its Current Ratio is 1.44. This stock’s PS Ratio is 0.03. Similarly, its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 14.31.